By Russell Streur
Censor: All rise. Court is in session. Who’s first?
Bailiff: This one, under alias of Terpsichore.
Censor: What are the charges?
Bailiff: Count One. Dancing in air.
Terpsichore: Best performed as a couple’s step.
Bailiff: Count Two. Dancing on water.
Terpsichore: Room temperature, please.
Bailiff: Count Three. Dancing with fire.
Censor: Isn’t that supposed to be, Playing with fire.
Bailiff: The particulars quite plainly state, Dancing with fire.
Terpsichore: A careen, said to be of Persian origin.
Censor: Dancing it is then. What else?
Bailiff: Count Four. Dancing on earth.
Censor: A most serious charge. Who accuses?
Fat Mind: I accuse. She’s thin as a rail and needs some meat on her bones.
Censor: The accused may see the menu.
Terpsichore: I’m not hungry.
Censor: An admission. Guilty as charged.
Terpsichore: I refuse to swallow such injustice.
Censor: We have ways of making you eat.
Chorus of the Fat:
Fat Mind: Open wide.